Ford V Ferrari Wins Two Academy Awards
It seems bagging trophies in a car race isn't just one of the things that the film Ford v Ferrari is all set out to in the film. Because even in real life, the movie has bagged two oscar awards: Best in Film Editing for Michael McCusker and Andrew Buckland; and Best in Sound Editing for Donald Sylvester.
McCusker, who previously received an Oscar nomination for Johnny Cash biopic, Walk the Line, bested other Best in Film Editingnominees, such as Jeff Groth for Joker, Yang Jinmo for Parasite, Tom Eagles for Jojo Rabbit, and Thelma Schoonmaker for the Irishman. This will be the 8th Oscar nomination for Schoonmaker, who is is Martin Scorsese's longtime collaborator.
Sylvester bested other Best in Sound Editing nominees like Alan Murray for Joker, Matthew Wood and David Acord for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Wylie Stateman for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, and Oliver Tarney and Rachel Tate for 1917.
Meanwhile, the prediction on whether actors Christian Bale and Matt Damon will vye for the Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor spots fell on deaf ears, as Joaquin Phoenix won the Best Actor award for the film, Joker and Brad Pitt won the Best Supporting Role for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.
Ford v Ferrari is set in the 60s backdrop, and revolved around the rivalry between Henry Ford II and Enzo Ferrari. In 1963, Ford Motor Company Vice President Lee Iaccoca suggested to Henry Ford II of buying Ferrari and participating in the 24 Hours of Le Mans to increase their car sales. However, Ferrari rejected Ford's proposal, which greatly insulted Ford. This prompted him to retaliate by ordering his racing division to build a car that will defeat Ferrari at Le Mans. Race car driver and 1959 Le Mans champion Carroll Shelby was hired for the task, who, in turn, asked the help of British racer and mechanic Ken Miles.
The film, which has won praise from fans and critics alike, received four Oscar nominations this year:
- Achievement in film editing nominees (Michael McCusker and Andrew Buckland)
- Best motion picture of the year nominee (Peter Chernin, Jenno Topping and James Mangold, Producers)
- Achievement in sound editing nominee (Donald Sylvester)
- Achievement in sound mixing nominees (Paul Massey, David Giammarco and Steven A. Morrow)